Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an apology after a photo appeared online in which she may be violating the state's social distancing restrictions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an apology after a photo appeared online in which she may be violating the state's social distancing restrictions. LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an apology for violating the state’s gathering and mask order.
A photo appeared online of Whitmer with at least a dozen people at a restaurant in Lansing. The current state epidemic orders from the
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services prohibits groups larger than six. READ: Michigan extends COVID rules for gatherings, masks, restaurants, entertainment venues
The Governor’s office released the following statement Sunday regarding the incident:
“Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been committed to following public health protocols. Yesterday, I went with friends to a local restaurant. As more people arrived, the tables were pushed together. Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it. In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
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